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At a glance
Founders: James Nash, Josh Coleman (both pictured) and David Schulhof
Founded: April 2011
Why it made our list:
To appreciate fully why Hudson Garden Rooms made our list, visit the website. Its striking imagery does a fine job of showcasing the company’s signature garden rooms and annexes. Along with private individuals, the innovative designs have caught the eye of commercial clients such as Microsoft, for whom Hudson built four custom-designed ‘Orb Pods’. Adorned with Xbox colouring and branding, the pods were used to showcase the console’s new games at a recent press event, acting as media interview and gaming rooms. The company has also been awarded a contract for the London 2012 Olympic Games – the details of which are still under wraps.
Impressively, Hudson is one of several businesses started by the 25-year-old co-founders since leaving university (where they met). Other ventures include bike parking specialists Bikedock Solutions, and Shelterstore Direct, which sells street furniture.